I’ve been a bit ‘all over the place’ in every sense these last few days.
Yesterday I did the magnificent journey to Oban for the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee in the electoral process for the new Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Canon 4 is beginning to dominate my life – I soon won’t know what to do next unless Canon 4 is telling me that I have 120 days in which to do it. But, for obvious reasons, I am an admirer of it. The electoral process is extraordinarily open at the outset – the task is then to provide for the Electoral Synod the best possible choice of candidates. It is incredibly demanding for the candidate. I speak from experience.
Meanwhile, Thinking Anglicans points us to this interesting reflection by Hans Kung in the Grauniad – dealing with the current Roman-Anglican issues. He doesn’t use the word – but he explains why there may in the end be a Trojan Horse dimension to all this.